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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Life is beautiful ....ride


I made this card with this beautiful bicycle digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101. The image is called Spring Ride.  I really like the spring theme.  

Check out LeAnn's fun cheerful digis in her Esty store here....


Thank you for popping by, check us out on Facebook and have a creative week. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges. 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes

Monday, May 21, 2018

Reverse Canvas Butterfly

I used a reverse canvas for my project this week at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme this week is Things with Wings. 





To make my canvas I used several designer papers, sprays, Cardboard piece, distress ink, stamps by Tim Holtz, crackle paint and some metal decorative pieces. 

closer look



Hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge.  Pop over to our challenge board to be inspired by the creations of you talented design team. 

Thank You for stopping by. 


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Progressive Challenge #5 - LeAnn's World 101


I made an altered puzzle piece with this cute image from LeAnn's World 101 progressive challenge #5.  The image is called Airel and can be found in LeAnn's Esty shop

To alter my game piece I used acrylic paints, copics, a chipboard fence, and several die cuts including clouds, musical notes and flowers, sentiment step by Amus stamps. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over and join us on LeAnn's World 101 Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656/
There are a lot of fun happening there and chances to win free digital images. 

I am entering this altered puzzle piece in the following challenges. 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes


Monday, May 7, 2018

No Pattern Paper Challenge


The theme of the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is "no pattern paper".

To create my card I used several different Distresses ink that I blended on my background.  I nexted added a sewing stitches stamp to the background.  I then added a wooden bird cage and a combination of leaves and gold flowers.  To completed the card  I then added a tag and a sentiment stamp .  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Progressive Challenge #4 at LeAnn's World 101



This is my card for the progressive challenge over at LeAnn's World 101.  The image I used for this card is called Kevin and can be found in LeAnn's Worlds Esty shop.


Kevin is such a cute image and there are so many possibilities for different setting you could put Kevin in.  I decided to create a beach scene using several different rubber stamps for the background. 

Pop over to our facebook page to view the many different cards create by the friends of LeAnn's World 101

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Crazy Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with an  Attitude - Anything Goes



Sew Much Fun

Time for another great mixed media challenge over at Creative Artiste

Unfortunately we have been let down by this month's planned sponsor at the last moment and we don't have a sponsor's prize to offer our winner.
So .....
Instead, we are offering a Guest Design Team slot for one month to the winner for May. The position will be available for our July challenge.




I decided this month to do  a collage on my box using sewing patterns. 

This the box before I altered with many of the products that you can purchase at our sponsor's website. 



Front view and side view






Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blos, Creative Artiste to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challemges

Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mixed Media
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything but a Card


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Musical Happy Birthday


Today is my turn to show you my first May inspirational card using one of LeAnn's World 101 cute digital stamps.  The image is called Mariena and can be found in LeAnn's Esty shop



Hope you enjoy my card. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes